Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#776 closed defect (invalid)

Self-test log differences between "-a" and "-x" options

Reported by: Sam Owned by:
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: smartctl Version: 6.5
Keywords: Cc:



My SSD provide a different self-test log output when using "-x" option instead "-a": with "-a" smartctl said that device doesn't support this feature, instead with "-x" the self-test log appear, but with several running tests and mixed lifetime hours.

Attached you can find the two outputs (generated also with -r ataioctl,2 option) of device.

Let me know if more data is needed.


Attachments (2)

dev_sda-a_ataioctl.txt (20.8 KB ) - added by Sam 8 years ago.
dev_sda-x_ataioctl.txt (37.8 KB ) - added by Sam 8 years ago.

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Change History (3)

by Sam, 8 years ago

Attachment: dev_sda-a_ataioctl.txt added

by Sam, 8 years ago

Attachment: dev_sda-x_ataioctl.txt added

comment:1 by Christian Franke, 8 years ago

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

The output is as expected: According to Log Directory, this device does not support the old SMART Self-test log (address 0x06, -l selftest). It only supports the newer Extended Self-test log (address 0x07, -l xselftest).

The Extended Self-test log is included in -x output, but not in legacy -a output. See smartctl man page for details.

The bogus info in the log is likely a harmless SSD firmware problem.

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